What a gem. Sweet integrated tannins, with stewed fruits and coconut. Button mushrooms on the finish. In a really nice place right now. Better than I remembered :) out of Coravin — 17 hours ago
Nose has hints of fig with black raspberry cassis and graphite. The spice tones are subdued due to the temp. Lush, full and opulent on the palate with a combo of fresh plum and black raspberry mingles with dried strawberries. Lots of spice with supple tannins that still display lovely structure. Seems to be just entering a lovely mature spot. From a coravin bottle which is just a little warm. — 3 days ago
Really pretty and sweet red and blue fruit at first. I decanted this and after 20 minutes it moved right into multiple complex layers of spice and pepper, gradually losing the blue fruit character and yielding towards red and bramble notes. 2 hours after it’s been in the decanter it is all leather, pepper, savory notes and lavender. This is a wine that changes so maybe keep it in the bottle or under coravin? I liked it the most in the first 45 min. — 16 days ago
Yes, I have Hirsch San Andreas Fault Pinot in the glass, which was part of a 3 year blind tasting event for Coravin. The objective was to see if you could actually guess how many of the 4 samples were Coravin accessed 3 years ago, and how many were freshly poured that evening. Could not tell what do ever. Gotta love Coravin - owner Greg Lambrecht in the photo - the guy is awesome, and insanely knowledgeable about wine.
About Hirsch - absolutely gorgeous, dried herbs, anise, cranberry, raspberry, allspice, and balanced acidity. 2010 had so much youth in it that it still needs several more years in my opinion. Not classic to the full level of fruit forward Cali can deliver - even a little tightly wound. What a treat! — a month ago
A treat from my favorite waiter and off of coravin. Heavy scents of cherry that would s evolving to include vanilla and eucalyptus. Dried fig, leather and spice. The tannins have mellowed and is pretty lush. Just really starting to open up, but shows great promise! Can’t wait to try the 2008 in my cellar! — 18 days ago
My Spicy Asian Lettuce Wraps. You know what they say, “bring the heat, bring the sweet!”
On the nose; mellowed petroleum, grapefruit pith, very ripe pineapple, more green & some golden apple, white citrus, golden raisins, stone fruit, hint of slivered almonds, soft minerals and yellow lilies with white spring flowers.
The body is full, thick and rich. It’s acidity rounded, softer and really beautiful. Stone fruits; apricots, peaches & yellow nectarines. Ripe green melon, grapefruit pith, very ripe pineapple, more green & some golden apple, white citrus, golden raisins, hint of slivered almonds, far less petroleum on the palate than the nose, soft chalky minerals and yellow lilies with white spring flowers. Delicious on its own and a good pair with Spicy Asian Lettuce Wraps. Coravined glass for pairing.
Interesting this sold previously for $143 on Delectable. I didn’t pay anything close to that upon release. $55+ currently on Wine Searcher. I paid around $27 at release.
Coravin bottle from from 13 weeks ago when we made lettuce wraps. I copied over my notes from 13 weeks ago. It hasn’t lost a step. It’s only gotten even softer & a bit creamier.
Photos of, Trimbach, my Spicy Asian Lettuce Wraps, Trimbach family and one of their Vineyards on a day with an amazing sunset. — 17 days ago
Off the coravin. My first Napa cab in a while. Lush back fruit and a bit of eucalyptus on open. That settled down to black plum, dark chocolate and leather. Firm acidity, but smooth finish. — 2 months ago
Girolamo Russo “a’Rina” 2016 Etna Rosso 🇮🇹 $25
Nerello Mascalese (94%) and Nerello Cappuccio are the yin and yang of red grapes that grow exceedingly well in the wild and high altitude clime atop the Sicilian volcano #MountEtna.
A hell of a bargain at about $25 as this crushes most Bourgogne/Hautes-Cotes under $50 and would give pricier versions a run for their money. It is also more complex now and ready to consume when compared to many similarly priced, well made “Langhe” Nebbiolo wines. From the @coravin this was ready to go and opened up well with 10-15 minutes in the glass.
A youthful medium ruby color, fairly transparent. The nose suggests to me a red Burgundy, possibly a Beaune or Chassagne-Montrachet red from the wildness of the Etna character. A deep underpinning of rocky minerality, hints of ash, rose petal and purple florals, with dabs of red cherry and red plum fruit, sweet spices with hints of old leather jacket and unsmoked pipe tobacco. The palate is juicy and fresh, with refined, silky, ripe tannin that are youthfully firm. Excellent density and persistence, but light as a feather. Medium+ on the finish.
Etna red wines are commonly described as having similarities to nebbiolo from Piedmonte and pinot noir from Burgundy. There are for sure some similarities, but make no mistake that Etna wines, when made well, refract the wild and volcanic Etna terroir well and are genuine in their own right. •
The complex volcanic soils of Etna, combined with some of the highest elevations for vineyards in Europe at 3,000+ feet, can produce wines with immense complexity and freshness. A sense if refinement comes across in the density without excessive weight, allowing for transparency of terroir. Most vines are trained in the traditional bush-vine method, which works well in the rocky soils that see a lot of wind and sunlight at these high altitudes.
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Rich, sexy nose leads a dark, brooding and brambly CdP punching way above its weight. Kirsch and stony minerals. Superb and great PV!
This was my 1st Coravin, wondering if any of you have seen this tiny leakage on cork. Did I inject too much Argon? When I opened the bottle 2 days later the pressure was high. — 2 months ago